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Meaning & Definition of Rickety in English

English

Rickety

/rɪkəti/

adjective

1. Inclined to shake as from weakness or defect

  • "A rickety table"
  • "A wobbly chair with shaky legs"
  • "The ladder felt a little wobbly"
  • "The bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky"
    synonym:
  • rickety
  • ,
  • shaky
  • ,
  • wobbly
  • ,
  • wonky

2. Affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets

  • "Rickety limbs and joints"
  • "A rachitic patient"
    synonym:
  • rickety
  • ,
  • rachitic

3. Lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

  • "A feeble old woman"
  • "Her body looked sapless"
    synonym:
  • decrepit
  • ,
  • debile
  • ,
  • feeble
  • ,
  • infirm
  • ,
  • rickety
  • ,
  • sapless
  • ,
  • weak
  • ,
  • weakly

Examples of using

The newborn giraffe stumbled around on rickety legs.
An old, rickety footbridge is the only way to get to the other side of the gorge.